JANUARY 18 2024 – ‘THE BATTLE FOR THE SOUL OF IFIELD’ – HORSHAM LOCAL PLAN 2023-2040 REGULATION 19 – 6-WEEK PUBLIC CONSULTATION [STARTING JANUARY 19 2024]

 

https://content.govdelivery.com/accounts/UKHORSHAM/bulletins/3842583

‘The Battle for the Soul of Ifield’ started on Monday December 16 2019 at the Charis Centre in West Green, Crawley

FROM CATHY DURRANT: ‘SAVE WEST OF IFIELD – TOGETHER’

https://www.savewestofifield.co.uk/newsletters

BIG DAY TOMORROW!!!!

It’s time to respond to Horsham’s Local Plan – Officially!

Tomorrow the official public consultation into the plan starts. It runs until 1st March, so there is no need to rush to respond, and SWOI will be providing further detail and guidance, of not just key arguments but the actual process for responding ( which has not yet been announced). BUT. Whether you’ve never written about West of Ifield, or if you’ve written loads of letters and emails, now is the time that objections REALLY count.

All responses to the consultation will be read and considered by an Independant Planning Inspector who will judge whether the Local Plan, including the West of Ifield site, is ‘sound’ and should go forwards. SWOI believes that HDC’s Plan is not sound or sustainable, and that the ‘evidence’ used to justify putting West of Ifield in the Plan is seriously flawed. So now is the time for all of us to make sure the Inspector knows about all the problems it will cause.

Please do keep an eye on this site for further information as it becomes available.

Need help with responding? SWOI is running a session to help people respond – on 8th February at Ifield West Community Centre, 1A Dobbins Place, Crawley RH11 0SZ. The aim is to make sure everyone knows how to submit responses on-line, email, by post, etc. And to provide detailed guidance on key topics and the Plan in general. Please drop-in anytime between 7.30 and 9.30. Do also feel free to email SWOI with questions. savewestofifield@gmail.com

We also understand that Rusper Parish Council is planning an Extra Parish Meeting dedicated to Horsham’s Local Plan, on Tuesday 13th February at Rusper Village Hall from 7.30pm. All members of the public are welcome to attend. Full details were not available at time of writing so please keep an eye on the Parish Council website, the village Facebook, etc.